Steve Spurrier enjoyed running up the score. Simply winning was never enough. He felt the need to crush his opponent until there was no doubt that his way was the right way.
In politics moving the argument to your side is generally considered a victory. It may only be by a touchdown but usually that is enough. A desire to run up the score is usually seen for what it is. Hubris amounting to nothing positive.
Kos is Steve Spurrier.
I can't stand Steve Spurrier.